Jeff Hardy was recently suspended without pay by AEW after being arrested for driving under the influence. For Hardy to return to work, he must complete substance abuse treatment and exhibit continued sobriety. Jeff has taken that first step toward his return.

Tony Khan hosted a media call today to promote Sunday’s Forbidden Door pay-per-view. The huge event will see the stars of AEW collide with NJPW’s finest. During Khan’s availability for questions, he was asked about Jeff Hardy’s status.

Khan said that Jeff Hardy is doing much better. He has entered treatment for his drinking problem. Khan said that Jeff Hardy’s situation is much different from Jon Moxley’s, who also went to rehab recently for an alcohol issue.

The AEW boss said that Moxley did not put anyone in harm’s way as he was not drinking and driving. Khan said he did not like comparisons between the two, as they are very different situations. Tony said he will still stand by Jeff Hardy and support him, despite his poor decision-making.

Tony Khan said that AEW is always willing to help talent who need it. Regardless of their place on the card, if a wrestler needs time off, they will get it. Khan said the company does have policies in place including testing and noted that the majority of the AEW roster drinks responsibly.

Jeff Hardy will have to complete his treatment program and then stay sober for an undetermined period if he wants to return to work. He has a long history of struggles with alcohol and drug abuse. Hopefully, this is the wake-up call he needs to turn things around.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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